From: D. Michael McIntyre <michael.mcintyre@ro...> - 2008-02-04 02:01:40
I recently discovered that I'm a project administrator now. It looks like
Chris did this last September, but it took me until now to notice.
So I've been doing some housekeeping, and making some changes that seemed
appropriate. I noticed it was possible to add texts to the trackers, so I
did so, adding references to the long-publicized, and oft-ignored bug and
feature request guidelines and priorities lists, and various suggestions to
users on either tracker. If this is all too obnoxious, over-the-top, or
misguided, it can of course be edited or reversed, but I think it's a great
idea in general.
I'd actually like to go so far as to deny access to Nobody/Anonymous users to
either tracker, but I didn't. I really hate reports from Nobody/Anonymous,
because 90% of the time they never follow up, 4% of the time following up is
tedious and cumbersome, and 1% of the time you run into some freak like that
one Anonymous/Nobody guy who raised holy hell when I tried to delete an
invalid whatever it was. I think demanding accountability would be splendid,
but I can understand why we might choose to allow Nobody/Anonymous reports,
while doing everything we can to discourage the practice.
Finally, I added Jaakko H. Kyro as our newest member, and granted him SVN
write access so he could commit his LilyPond marker export work directly. He
seems intent on finishing that, and his code looks good to me (I who am
admittedly well short of being an expert.) I figure even if that's all he's
good for, it's something, and he might even stick around to help out. We can
always remove him after some period of inactivity.
Which brings me to the final bit. Rich has been gone for eons, so I changed
him to an Advisor/Consultant/Mentor. Hans's contributions are a matter of
public record, but he hasn't been around in years, hasn't been on any of the
trackers in years, and I don't see any point in continuing to list him among
the current crop of developers. William still has more bug reports
outstanding than anyone, but he hasn't been around in years either, unless he
is "LessThan15Chars Guess Who?," and in that case, he isn't using his old
identity anymore. He hasn't been on any of the trackers in years either, and
like Hans, while his contributions in the run-up to 1.0 are undeniable, a lot
has changed since then, and he hasn't been part of the party, so he's gone,
to be welcomed back in the event that he should ever reappear from the void.
Finally, Marcos Guglielmetti hasn't communicated with me in years, and I
don't think he actually used his CVS or SVN access for anything anyway, so
he's gone too.
I hope I haven't overstepped my bounds with any of this, because we would
normally have some kind of impromptu committee meeting before doing this sort
of thing. I didn't wait for a committee meeting because I'm the only one of
us who can be counted on to be here almost 365 days a year, and I have little
patience for waiting on other people to make up their minds about something.
Plus, of course, I don't have to get someone else to do this kind of thing
anymore, so I ran with it.
D. Michael McIntyre